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Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants

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658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
11:00 - 01:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Atwater, Ohio
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent burgers. Try the galley boy, it can't be beat. No inside seating eat in your car. An Akron must visit. Shakes are great too. Best burgers around.

Thank Blumoonchild
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always get Swenson after decorating for Christmas the Saturday after thanksgiving. Good burgers and tater tots that fills the lunch need. Better than McDonalds but not as good as Wendy's or five guys. Prices are good and great local spot. We went to the one in Jackson twp. I think there are three or four franchises. Very nostalgic and... More 

Thank Dave P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg! So good! The galley boy and double cheese burger are absolutely awesome. Add a California and I'm in heaven.

Thank travelsabroad440
Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family was keen on trying The running so fast freaked me out, but that's their thing We get great, fast gurk, and then long Long time later dinner comes. No straws, no napkins, not enough ketchup All should have been in bag Took forever to get him back then forever to get those items then forever to take money When... More 

Thank shari610
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swenson's Galley Boy is the burger of choice when we want a fast food meal. Half the fun is watching the servers run from car to car as you wait for your order to arrive at your car. The night we went, the parking lot was so full, we had to be in the overflow lot.

Thank Sandy W
Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Galley Boy Burger is the best.Single patty with special sauce. The fires or onion rings are a plus. Old time curb service with an emphsis on FAST service.

Thank akrondon
Beach City, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After an exhausting college tour at the University of akron with my son, we had no energy left to wait in line at the popular Luigi s. So we headed out of town and ran into Swensons. Old style drive in where you sit in your car and a Small army of young men run around like spinning tops. Watching... More 

Thank Gwenevere M
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers are always great! The service was awesome! Everyone was energetic and pleasant. The Onion rings and fried zucchini are awesome. It is always nice to stop in at Swenson's.

Thank Lori K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Akron area's best drive in burger joint. The one on Market St. is the original, but all follow the same recipe. Don't be fooled by the imitators. Swenson's has the best burgers. I have friends that drive an hour from the Youngstown area to eat here. They have a couple of specialty sodas as well. The California is a... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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458 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love Swensons! Grew up with Swensons in the Akron Area. If you haven't been to one before, you are in for a treat. Be careful when pulling in. Swensons is a car-hop restaurant. The car hops run through the parking lot taking orders and running food out to the cars. They usually approach you as you are still pulling in.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-928-8515
Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!

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